Tagged with "Munich - Sweet & Wild"
Jan 22, 2012 - January, Novelty    No Comments

Amaretto Gugl – Bite Size Mini Guglhupf to Enjoy in One Go

We are already heading towards the end of January and I haven’t had a chance to bake. I’ve been away on holiday for two weeks and also made the silly New Year’s resolution of eating less sweets, cookies and cakes, which meant no baking. The resolution of course was out of the window the second I returned from my trip as a lovely present from my friend Steffi from Munich was awaiting me. Surprise, surprise – it’s a baking cook book.

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Sep 18, 2011 - Autumn, Cake, September    No Comments

Damson Plum Cake Crumble AKA Zwetschgendatschi

After an amazing stroll in Bristol’s Clifton village, I just couldn’t resist buying some more damson plums at the local greengrocers. I almost feel a bit sorry for my other half as I’ve already made several plum cakes, muffins and plum jams this autumn but haven’t had a chance to present him my favourite damson plum cake recipe from Munich, known as “Zwetschgendatschi” (Zwetschge = damson plum in German).

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Aug 17, 2011 - August, Autumn, Jam    5 Comments

Yum, Yum, Damson Plum Jam

After speaking to a friend who also harvested his damson tree last weekend, I decided to hurry up with my plum recipes as 2011 looks set to be the year of the damson and I had to share this delicious damson plum jam.

Normally ready from late August and throughout September, my little buddies are in a hurry to be preserved and so am I. The fastest and most lasting solution is to turn these little gems into jam.  At first I was struck with pure horror of how to de-stone my mountain of plums. When making the plum pudding cake, I discovered my batch wasn’t going to give up their stones without a fight (they were very soft). Thinking back of my time in Munich, I remembered my mum’s secret weapon: the “Zwetschgenentsteiner”, a handy de-stoner which simultaneously semi-quarters plums.

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